What do diaries have to do with smart cities? And who do two women think they’re doing trying to reset the agenda for smart cities? Doesn’t everyone know that smart cities are about data technology that goes “ping”?
“Ping” is the notion satirized by Monty Python in its sketch about a team of doctors more concerned with fancy machines than with the patient. The Acostas are part of nascent trend to supplant that notion.
Late last year, this mother-daughter duo set off on a trek from city to city across the U.S. to answer the fundamental question of what smart cities are.… Read the rest “Real cities don’t start at “ping” Smart City Diaries has gone on the road to find a new definition for smart cities”